Denver coach George Karl was so pleased with Ty Lawson on Friday night that he actually talked about his point guard committing more turnovers.
Lawson had 22 points and a career-high 15 assists to lead the Nuggets to a 117-105 victory over the Houston Rockets. He only had one turnover, but Karl said more miscues would indicate that Lawson was taking more chances.
''Sometimes, when you get 15 or 20 assists, having three or four turnovers is OK,'' Karl said. ''It's great when he doesn't (commit them). But we're actually talking to him about being less conservative and more aggressive.''
Arron Afflalo scored 16 of his 17 points in the second half and Kenneth Faried added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets, who shook off a dismal shooting start and ended up with seven players scoring in double figures.
''People were open, and I just gave them the shot, or gave them the good pass,'' said Lawson, who is in his third year in the NBA.
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